10 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

10 days in Galapagos Islands Itinerary

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San Francisco
Fly:
27​h
Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
ferry:
3​h
Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 2 nights
Fly:
1​h
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 1 night
Fly:
25​h
San Francisco

4
days
Santa Cruz

The second largest in the Galapagos archipelago, the island of Santa Cruz is actually a volcano dormant for more than a million years.
Santa Cruz is known for beaches, wildlife areas, nature, adventure, and sightseeing. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Charles Darwin Research Station, stroll through El Garrapatero, kick back and relax at Playa de los Alemanes, and stop by Darwin's Cotton.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz vacation builder.

San Francisco, USA to Santa Cruz is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Santa Cruz hover around 79°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Nature
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Charles Darwin Research Station
Reserva El Chato
Las Grietas

3
days
Puerto Villamil, Isabela

Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, wildlife areas, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Concha de Perla, don't miss a visit to The Wall of Tears, step off the mainland to explore Las Tintoreras, and get impressive views of Sierra Negra.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Santa Cruz to Puerto Villamil in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Cruz to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. In August in Puerto Villamil, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks Nature Wildlife Areas

Side Trip

Sierra Negra
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Las Tintoreras
Sierra Negra
Concha de Perla

1
day
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through La Loberia, then make a trip to León Dormido, and then get a new perspective on nature at Interpretation Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno tour planner.

Getting from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Villamil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Sightseeing Beaches Parks

Side Trip

La Loberia
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León Dormido
La Loberia
Interpretation Center

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